Birding in Connecticut

Welcome to Birding in Connecticut

Descriptions of eBird Hotspots in Connecticut

Select Hotspots by County
Alphabetical list of Connecticut Counties
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Select Hotspots from a List
Alphabetical Index of Connecticut Hotspots
Use the alphabetical index when you don’t know the county of the hotspot

Click on a county name below to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county

Connecticut Counties

Fairfield
Hartford
Litchfield
Middlesex
New Haven
New London
Tolland
Windham

20 Top Birding Locations in Connecticut

Hammonasset Beach SP
Sherwood Island State Park
Greenwich Point
Milford Pt.
Stratford Point
Barn Island WMA
Lighthouse Point Park
Cove Island Park
Coastal Center at Milford Point
Hammonasset Beach SP–Meig’s Point
Silver Sands SP
Bluff Point State Park
Harkness Memorial SP
Stewart B. McKinney NWR–Stratford Great Meadows
White Memorial Foundation–Main Area
Long Beach
Greenwich Audubon Center
Glastonbury Meadows (restricted access)
Sandy Point
Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot.
Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

Connecticut Statewide Bar Charts
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Connecticut Notable Bird Sightings

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eBird Rare Bird Alert for Connecticut
Top Connecticut eBirders
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My eBird Connecticut links
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Needs Alert (birds you have not seen in Connecticut)
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eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Connecticut. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Tips and How to Help

About eBird
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location
Corrections and How to Help

Bird Clubs and Local Organizations

Audubon Connecticut
Audubon Greenwich
Bent of the River Center
Sharon Audubon Center
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Mattabeseck Audubon Society
Menunkatuck Audubon Society
Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society
Potapaug Audubon Society
Hartford Audubon Society
New Haven Bird Club
Connecticut Audubon Society
The Nature Conservancy
Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance
Branford Land Trust
East Haven Land Trust
Guilford Land Trust
Madison Land Conservation Trust
New Haven Land Trust


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Thanks to Ken Andrews for designing Notable Sightings